since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)+ photographs
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
John Singer Sargent
[self portrait 1906] [Frederick Law Olmsted, 1895] [Theodore Roosevelt, 1903]
John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy to American parents. He studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran.